DESIGN, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CRITERIA
Unusual owner/client requirements
Inventive use of materials, successful use of unusual or new materials
Structural engineering issues and solutions
M/E/P innovations, fresh approaches
Sustainable design, green building design, LEED
Craftsmanship, detailing, elegance of execution
Use of innovative technology, methods, tools
Use of value engineering to produce better results for the project
Cost/budget issues – and evidence of resolution
Evidence of performance-based design
Overall design & construction quality
Security issues, unusual approaches, results
Social or cultural relevance of project
Other measures of success (creating jobs, neighborhood renewal, etc.)
Innovative construction methods, approaches
Construction & demolition waste recycling efforts
Unusual scheduling issues,timing demands
Post-occupancy evaluation, metrics of satisfaction
Any patents, inventions or technology innovations resulting from project?
Project complexity – Was the project unusually challenging? In what way?
SUMMARY: Did this project push the envelope? How? By what measure? Proof?
SOCIAL, PLANNING, ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY CRITERIA
Evidence of extraordinary efforts to meet owner needs
Involvement of surrounding community, neighbors, affected stakeholders
Involvement of public officials, public agencies
Charettes, planning sessions with community, end users, other relevant stakeholders
Attention to surrounding environment, historic areas, community sensitivities
Attention to environmental issues: wetlands, open space, recreation areas, etc.
Extensive surveying, polling, or other techniques to gauge public opinion or gather ideas
Unusual “gaming” or innovative tools to assess client or end-user needs
Evidence of involvement of ‘less-empowered end-users’ (students in school project, nurses in hospital, minorities, immigrants, etc.)
Overcoming unanticipated changes in the program
Overcoming natural disaster (flood, hurricane), man-made disaster (loss of power supply), materials shortages
Unusual solutions to budget restrictions
Unusual solutions to keep project schedule on time
Extra effort in hiring women-owned, minority-owned, or disadvantaged-owned firms
Special social or cultural relevance of project
Additional measures of community-related success (jobs, neighborhood renewal, etc.)
Evidence of performance-based design, engineering, and/or construction
SUMMARY: Did the project perform a public good or create a public benefit?